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Citizen Staff Reports 12/04/2016 Property transactions
A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:
18 Southern Court – $70,500, 1,454 SF (built in 1977), from Paul E. Staton to A Solodar Properties LLC.
18 North Lake Avenue – $75,000, 1,049 SF (built in 1925), from Louella M. and P. R. B. Stuart Life Int. to Curtis P. Feigel.
434 Roxana Road – $102,000, 1,007 SF (built in 1974), from Welch Homes LLC to BT Properties LLC.
2502 Lauderdale Drive – $122,000, 1,072 SF (built in 1980), from Walter L. Conner, Jr. and D. H. Conner to Lauderdale Drive 23233 Land Trust.
11602 Timberly Waye – $138,000, 1,012 SF (built in 1983), from Maranda Wash to John C. and Mercedes Tarongoy.
1731 Foxfire Circle – $159,000, 1,521 SF (built in 1980), from Roger D. and Julia A. Morrow to Scott M. Kiscaden.
2924 Mary Beth Lane – $162,000, 1,376 SF (built in 1996), from Kristin L. Schmidt to Staci S. Barner. > Read more.
A historic Eastern Henrico farm – the site of a bloody Civil War battle in 1862 – will be preserved in its entirety, thanks to the Capital Region Land Conservancy.
The CRLC has agreed to purchase Malvern Hill Farm (which is about 875 acres in size and straddles Eastern Henrico and Charles City County) for its appraised value of $6.56 million. The sellers are by descendants of William Heighler Ferguson Sr., who originally purchased Malvern Hill Farm in 1939.
“In one transaction CRLC is taking a giant step in protecting the natural and historic land and water resources of our region,” said Parker C. Agelasto, executive director of Capital Region Land Conservancy. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Government
Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic Party's candidate for Virginia's Ninth District state Senate seat by the Legislative Nominating Committee of the Democratic Party. The party canceled a planned caucus Dec. 3 because McClellan was the only candidate who filed for the nomination.
A special election for the seat, vacated by Donald McEachin after his election to Congress Nov. 8, will be held Jan. 10. > Read more.
Scholarship fund has donated $164,200
Howard W. “Bud” Minor, Jr. had just assumed the presidency of the Western Henrico Rotary Club in 1990 when he got the call one July evening from fellow Rotarian Cordell Briggs.
Seventeen-year-old Becky Briggs, Cordell's daughter, had been killed in an auto accident that afternoon on Interstate 95 near Emporia.
At Briggs' request, Minor went to identify the body. His long-time friend said he just was not up to the task. > Read more.
About 8,000 residents remain without power; storm to cost county several million dollars
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Henrico Government
JUNE 20, 11:10 A.M. – As cleanup from last week's powerful storms continues throughout Henrico County today, Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore the remaining 8,000 Henrico customers who were without power as of 11 a.m. Most of those customers are in very localized pockets scattered throughout the county.
But even though the storm is long gone, Henrico officials are cautioning county residents to be careful in its aftermath. Citizens should stay away from downed power lines – even those that are not energized – because Dominion may send test charges through the lines to pinpoint outage locations, energizing them briefly. Restoration of power may occasional prompt fires in homes, and the re-energization of power lines could spark small fires if trees or other debris come in contact with them. > Read more.
By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 06/20/2016 Henrico Schools
From the moment they complete high school, graduates’ thoughts already are beginning to turn toward the job market and the anxieties of finding a career after graduating college. These concerns are no longer present for 19 high school seniors in Henrico.
This group of 19 students is part of the HCPS Teacher Scholars Program. The program, now in its second year, awards successful students who have an interest in education with a guaranteed teaching position in Henrico County following graduation, as well as a $5,000 scholarship.
HCPS officials selected awardees through an application process and a “mock lesson” delivered to a selection panel. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 12/01/2016
The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.
The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.
More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.
The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.
Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe Goochland Chapter of Virginia Oath Keepers, serving Henrico, Hanover, Louisa, Goochland and Powhatan, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Goochland Public Library, located at 3075 River Road West. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call Doug Shackelford at 556-2409. Full text